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Tet Offensive 1968, Long Binh Ammo Dump. Looking for medics and aid personnel who treated the many wounded by shrapnel and debris. Help needed for VA care. Contact: K.E. Young, 3810 Sherwood Forest Dr., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

Looking for anyone who served with B-6/31 or E-6/31, 9th Inf. Div., Can Juk, 1969-70. Alton "Buddy" Simpson from Decatur, Georgia; Sgt. Moore, Lt. Tills, Chris Hicks, Doc Peacock. Contact: Elbert Bryant, Route 2, Box 4400-271262, Gatesville, TX 76597.

Looking for Combat Artists or anyone who became an artist after a tour of duty in Vietnam. I have written a book that is complete except for black and white art. Also, looking for a "Literary Angel." Contact: Tom Haines, 6730 Brynwood Dr., Charlotte, NC 28226;

Phu Loi Recon Patrol members, Vietnam, 1969-70. Looking for John Chase, Joseph Carillo, Lt. Walter Cox, Maj. Gore, Paul Guildfoyle, John Hall, Hockenson, Dave Hoffman, Lt. Kane, Jack Kline, Ron Larkins, Greg Larson, James Lewis, Ron Miller, Paul Nadue, Ed Nesbitt, John Noble, James Ortega, Raditz, Radner, Ron Rosier, "Doc" Silva, Stevens, John Stone, Steve Swevenson, Uribe, Wertherill, and White. Contact: Mike Swingle, 351 W. Dudley Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090; 908-232-1918;

Looking for Capt. Richard A. Pack, 1st Sgt. Herald, Sfc. English, Sfc. Wade, Company C, 2nd Bn., 39th Inf., 9th Inf. Div. Contact: Norman J. Rogers, 3813 NW Arlington, Lawton, OK 73505; 580-353-1001.

Looking for Norman Two Bulls who served with me in Btry. A, 3rd Bn., 13th Arty., 25th Inf. Div., Cu Chi, Vietnam, 1967-68. Contact: Francisco Rosa, Villa Carolina 132, #20 Calle 99 Carolina, PR 00985; 787-768-1905.

Looking for Jerry Brim, who was a cook in Mess Hall 300, Danang, 1968-69. Contact: Cheri Bodle, 832-877-0303;

Looking for Harry Paulintino who was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, 1970. Contact: Diane Jensen,

Searching for my brother, Benny Jim Reynolds from Oklahoma, who served in Vietnam. His last-known address was in Texas. Contact: Toni,

Trying to locate naval personnel from tank farm (bulk pol), Danang Air Base, 1967-68. Contact: Ronald Jones,

Charlie Company 2/16 looking for veterans who served in Vietnam to reconnect with old friends. Contact: Tracy Derks, or

Looking for anyone who served with "Suicide'' Charley Co., 1st Bn., 7th Mar. Reg., 1st Mar. Div., Hill 55, 10, 22, 65, Happy Valley, Charlie Ridge, 1965-70, for a reunion. Contact: Al Furbush, 252-756-0374; or

Looking for the owner of a Zippo lighter marked "Phu-bai 1968/1969" with Mickey Mouse on the front and "Don't tell me about Vietnam because I've already been there" on the back. I found the lighter in a flea market in France. I think the owner was in the Task Force X-Ray commanded by Gen. Foster Lahue. Contact: Jean Luc,

Looking for Jose Trinidad Lira who served as a paratrooper or anyone who served with him in Vietnam. He was seriously wounded twice and is listed as a deserter in November 1967. Would like to contact him and/or clear his name. Contact:

Looking for anyone who served with me in the U.S. Army, 101st Abn. Div., A Btry., 1/321st Arty. and Bad Hersfeld, Germany, HOW Btry., 14th Armored Cav., McPheeter's Barracks. Contact: Bernie Lamar Rushing, P.O. Box 697, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455-0697;

Looking for anyone who served with me in 1st Cav., Btry. A, 1st Bn. (Airmobile), 30th Arty., Vietnam, 1969-70. Ralph Andrus, Ralph Aspell, Johnnie Blackwell, James Hollins, Hans Konnerth, Daniel Kihner, Edward Kweselait, Donnie McCary, and John Pinnel. All were awarded the Army Commendation Medal June 13, 1970. Contact: Donald J. Ray, 121 Hebert St., Houma, LA 70364; 985-879-1413;

Looking for Sgt. Dutton, 4th Inf., May 1968, or anyone who remembers ambush of medical tent/aid station in Kontum. Contact: Jim Riesenberg, Veterans Service Office, 615 N. 6th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081;

Would like to locate any shipmates who served with me on USS Oklahoma City, CLG-5, 1965-67. Contact: Ron Barry,

Want to make contact with former members of H&S Bn. Supply, 1-1-1, USMC, I Corps, Vietnam, 1967-68. Contact: Bob "Gunny" Gambol, P.O. Box 2430, PMB 2199, Pensacola, FL 32513; 610-304-6649;

Looking for U.S. Naval Officers Lt. Cdr. Smelley and Lt. J. Goodman, River Patrol, Div. 594, 1969-71. Also, Lt. Goodwin, U.S. Adviser, River Patrol Div. 59, 1971-73, or any U.S. Riverine Force Associations. Contact: Hien Chi Lam, 1322B N. Bewley St., Santa Ana, CA 92703-1401;

Trying to find a Vietnam veteran named Raymond who lived in Brooklyn and served with the 4th Inf. Div., Fort Lewis, Washington. He sailed on the General John Pope arriving in Qui Nhon on September 29, 1967; his base was Camp Dragon. My students communicated with him during the war, and I would like to invite him to speak to current students. Contact: Fran Davis (Ms. Marra),

Need assistance with names and photos for a VA claim from anyone who served with USMC 7th, 8th, 11th Eng., and Combat Eng., Vietnam, 1966-68. Contact: Henry Peterson, Jr.,

Searching for Sgt. Dennis C. Churchill, 483rd Security Policy Squad, Office Pass ID Section, Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, 1970-71. Contact: David Walker,

Looking for former members of Co. A, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg., 1961-63, which disbanded and became the 2nd Bn., 18th Inf. Reg., and Co. E, 1st Bn., 16th Inf. Reg., 1963-64, after going to Vietnam became the 5/60th Inf. Both units were part of 1st Inf. Div. Contact: C.E. Moy, or

Looking for Clinton G. Kirkland. His mess card was issued December 1970 by 1st Lt. J.M. Hudock, HQ Co., H&S Bn., MCRD, PISC. Contact: Juanita Kirkland,

Looking for Jerry Fisher, 18th Bde., 937th Combat Eng. Grp., Co. C, 1968-69. Also, James Millingraph and Ernest Tapia from New Mexico who served with me at Camp Sherman, Qui Nhon, and Phu Hiep. Need help verifying in-service stressor. Contact: Tony Lucero, 605 S. 5th, Tucumcari, NM 88401; 505-461-8715.

Trying to locate Marines and Corpsmen, Capt. Loftus, 1st Sgt. Pardee, Gy. Sgt. Moss, and Doc "Faith Healer'' Moore, whose last-known duty station was Echo Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Mar., 1st Mar. Div., 1978-79. Also, Capt. Card, Bravo Co., Mar. Bks., Guam, 1977-78, and Motor Pool, 2nd Bn., 5th Mar., 1st Mar. Div., 1979. Contact: Lowell T. Medsker, #935348, 10-50 Wynne, Huntsville, TX 77349.

Looking for anyone who knew Charles Enright, USMC, 3rd Div., Vietnam, early 1970s. Contact:

Looking for anyone who served in 1st NAB, Vietnam, 1967-68. Contact: Carol Bearden,

Seeking contact with crews who served in 3rd Bn., 3rd Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., Vietnam. Would like to share information with you. Visit our website at Contact: Doc Hoppy,

Trying to find Allan Cook(e), originally from Glasgow, Scotland, who was in Vietnam in 1967. Contact:

Trying to locate Ira Diamond who was stationed at Oakland Naval Hospital, 1971-72. His hometown was Des Plains, Illinois. Contact: Mary Alice Mitchell,

Would like to communicate with anyone who served with me in 1st Air Cav., 2/8th, Echo Co. (Air Mobile), 1969-70. Contact: Juan A. Romero, 1483 S. 5th St., #E, El Centro, CA 92243-4551; 760-336-2091;

Looking for Strause, USMC C-1-9, 1967, who lost his legs in Phu An. Contact: Jim von Bargen,

Hoping to find Doc Fred Kresser, Joe Coley, or guys from 2/18th Recon., 1st Inf., 1968-69. Contact: Joe Maday,

Searching for anyone who was stationed with my brother, Terry Richard Brooks, who recently passed away. He was with 3rd Mar., 2nd Div., Civil Affairs Team, 1966-67, Hue Danang area. Contact: B.R. Brooks, 6547 Wingate Hill Rd., Denver, NC 28037;

Searching for David Kaufman whom I met while he was on R&R in Sydney about 1970. He later returned to Australia in 1992 as a representative for U.S. Vietnam veterans for the Australian Vietnam Veterans War Memorial opening. Contact: Jasmin Beck,

Searching for Charles W. Brann whom I met while he was on R&R in Sydney, 1969-70. Would like to know if he did okay. Contact: Pamela L. Finney, 22 Greenfield Crs., W. Lakes Shore, South Australia 5020;

Looking for anyone who served with me in 168th Combat Eng. Bn., 557 LE, Vietnam, 1966-67. Also, anyone who served in the Battle of Prek Klock, March 9-10, 1967, during Operation Junction City. Hey, Gene Orndorff. Contact: Glenn L. Garten, 405-222-4745;

Looking for anyone who served with 121th AHC, 1st AV Bde., Vietnam, April 1970-71. Especially Nelson Sloan and Roger. Need help verifying door gunner status and PTSD claim. Contact: Jim R. Riesenberg, Veterans Service Office, Courthouse, 615 N. 6th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081-4692;

Trying for Purple Heart. I was a scout dog handler with 57th Plt., Co. C, Americal Div., when I was wounded and medevaced to Chu Lai May 1970 where Gen. Schwarzkopf was having surgery. Need verification from anyone who remembers me. Contact: Richard McDowell, 4853 Martin Pl., Flowery Branch, GA 30542;

Looking for Thomas Neil Taylor who joined the Navy as a medic in 1963-64. He lived with my family in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. Contact: Daniel J. Mack, P.O. Box 807, Argyle, TX 76226;

Trying to locate anyone stationed at DET 2, 620 TCS, Pleiku, September 1968 to August 1969. Contact: John King, 1416 Orkney Dr., Leesburg, FL 34788;

Trying to locate Calvin H. Booth, USMC from Newport News, Virginia. His last duty station was Quantico, Virginia. Contact: Jimmy G. Nixon, Sr., 1433 Kingwall Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70810; 225-761-8081.


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